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Washington Inn

801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
+1 609-884-5697
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck breast” (19 reviews)
“crab cakes” (67 reviews)
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Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Great food, wonderful service, extensive wine list and choice of cocktails. First table was in the middle of a traffic zone and we requested a change which was accommodated with graciousness.

Thank Lovemenus
Reviewed 26 May 2014

We have eaten at this lovely restaurant many times over the years and are never disappointed. It truly is a classic in Cape May. The service is impeccable, the menu covers all the bases, the wine list on a tablet is deep and wide and...More

1  Thank LancasterTraveler
Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

We returned to the Washington Inn last night and it did not disappoint. The crab cakes were delicious and a large portion. The came with a red pepper sauce that really added to the sweet crab flavor. We also got the seared Ahi Tuna appetizer...More

Thank Kimberly B
Reviewed 10 May 2014 via mobile

This was my second trip to highly rated Washington Inn, and it was a remarkable event. Every staff member was helpful and knowledgeable. Fish special of Costa Rican cobia fish was fabulous. Wine selection is excellent. Great place to have dinner in Cape May. Highly...More

1  Thank Elkfromgbrg
Reviewed 7 May 2014

During a trip to Atlantic City, a friend picked this restaurant for his birthday dinner. We drove about forty five minutes to get to the restaurant. We had a 7:45 reservation and arrived about 30 minutes early. We were told to wait at the bar...More

Thank NewYorkLucille
Reviewed 21 April 2014

Have always thought of this as a top tier place, but it was a poor showing at their Easter brunch...long waits despite reservations upwards of an hour and long and crowded conditions trying to get something to eat. Come to expect better than this.

1  Thank bobk1717
Reviewed 3 April 2014

We had dinner at the Washington Inn during our recent visit to Cape May. We have eaten there many times. The food is always excellent, they have a very extensive wine list, and the atmosphere is beautiful. This was the first time that we were...More

2  Thank Dawn R
Reviewed 30 March 2014

Enjoyed a very nice Saturday evening dinner here last weekend. We were seating in the garden room (2 walls overlooked greenery). Nice table and the noise level made talking very easy. My wife had the grilled Meyers steak and I had an off-menu special of...More

Thank VirginiaSciTraveler
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Very wonderful meal. Small menu but fabulous selection, something for everyone! The filet mignon and my husband had the lamb chops. So flavorful. The sorbet is made in house and so fresh. Atmosphere is quaint and comfortable. Does not seem to have a bad table...More

1  Thank Katandbob
Reviewed 28 March 2014

A little late, but summer is forth coming and this restaurant's service is definitely different in high season. We were looking forward to visiting this restaurant again, so much that I reserved 3 weeks in advance. First, the good. Our drinks at the bar were...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Washington St, Cape May, NJ 08204-1651
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Cape May County  >  Cape May
  • Phone Number: +1 609-884-5697
  • E-mail
We are currently open every day of the week, reservations beginning at 5 PM. Our Wine Bar opens at 4:30 PM. Our hours are seasonal. Please see our website for details.
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